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Post by Falstaff » June 20th 2016, 10:49am

A few weeks ago, on a whim, I bought a factory new Taurus Millennium G2 9mm 3 1/4" bbl online, had it shipped to my dealer, paid his $50 transfer fee and headed out to the range with a mixed bag of ammo. This is the second generation G2 - completely re-designed after the first generation experienced a high incidence of accidental firing when dropped. Apparently the striker disconnect had issues that have been solved with this re-design. This little fellow eats everything without even a hiccup! FMJ, hollow points, lead truncated, lead round nose all fed flawlessly for the roughly 200 rounds I put through it that day. Return trips to the range have duplicated this flawless performance. Accuracy has been excellent from 7 - 15 yds - and capacity is high for a compact at 12 + 1. Pull the trigger, it goes "bang" without fail - a very nice surprise in a pistol that I bought for $249 with free shipping - call it $300 with the transfer fee. Aggressive stippling on the grips assures no slips, adjustable sights, easy "Glock-like" takedown, crisp, consistent trigger pull (once you've taken up the slack), second pull capability if you get a light primer strike - what's not to like? Only downside thus far is that it is probably "over-safetied", including an internal key lock that prevents any activation whatsoever. Needless to say none of these need to be engaged - still.... So - a polymer framed compact 9mm (12 + 1) with no dietary restrictions, great accuracy, easy takedown and a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. Ships with 2 magazines and 2 keys (for internal lock) - all for a buck less than $300 (bought mine from Bud's Guns online). Nice pistol for short money.
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Post by Mark1 » June 20th 2016, 7:04pm

Is it a plinker or are you considering it for carry? I haven't owned a Taurus in twenty years but my past experience is they deliver a good product for the price.
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Post by biglove » June 20th 2016, 7:12pm

Mark1 wrote:Is it a plinker or are you considering it for carry? I haven't owned a Taurus in twenty years but my past experience is they deliver a good product for the price.


Have owned many Taurus pistols over the years and have found them to be great guns.

The single one I miss most was my 9mm Beretta copy which I actually liked far more than my Beretta.

For a compact 9mm look at the Diamondback DB9. Almost took one in trade the other day.
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Post by Falstaff » June 20th 2016, 8:42pm

Mark1 wrote:Is it a plinker or are you considering it for carry? I haven't owned a Taurus in twenty years but my past experience is they deliver a good product for the price.



Based on the performance so far, I'd have no qualms about a carry. As you said, a lotta bang for the buck. My usual carry is a Springfield Ultra-comp .45.
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Post by Falstaff » June 20th 2016, 8:52pm

biglove wrote:
Mark1 wrote:Is it a plinker or are you considering it for carry? I haven't owned a Taurus in twenty years but my past experience is they deliver a good product for the price.


Have owned many Taurus pistols over the years and have found them to be great guns.

The single one I miss most was my 9mm Beretta copy which I actually liked far more than my Beretta.

For a compact 9mm look at the Diamondback DB9. Almost took one in trade the other day.



Have a buddy who has owned a 92B (Beretta clone) for almost 20 years and swears by it. I've put quite a few rounds though it myself - a very solid piece.
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Post by MAX » June 21st 2016, 4:56am

Had a hammerless . 38 Taurus for a while but got rid of it. Nothing wrong with it, I just like my S&W Chiefs Special a lot better. Guess its the sound of pulling the hammer back and the double action.

Speaking of hand guns:

Awoke 2 nights ago to a loud pounding on the front door at about 3:45 AM. Scared the crap out of us, was glad to have my loaded .38 handy then. Looked out the front window and saw 2 men in dark clothing and then one flashed a flashlight in on us. My SO then said there was a police car parked on the side of the house but with no lights on. I then went to the front door as they were at the end of the driveway. I never would have opened that door if I were unarmed or they were closer but found out they were answering a 911 call they thought came from our house but turned out to be from across the street. Their uniforms sure didnt look like cops in the dark. Could have avoided the scare if they had just parked in front of the house or even had their lights on. Maybe its SOP to do it the way they did but it got my heart rate up for a while though. :mrgreen:
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